Ukraine Fatigue and What the Press Can and Can’t Do About It

From a CJR story by Jon Allsop headlined “Ukraine ‘fatigue’ and what the press can—and can’t—do about it”:

OVER THE WEEKEND, as world leaders arrived in Germany for the latest G7 summit, Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, warned reporters about the durability of the so-far-united front of Western support for Ukraine in its war against Russia. “Realistically, there is going to be fatigue in populations and politicians,” Johnson said. “I think the pressure is there and the anxiety is there. We have got to be honest about that.” Johnson was talking, primarily, about the war’s impact on the rising cost of living across the world and the impact of that on international popular support for the war. Fatigue often implies another effect, too: diminished attention.